Adressing localized assault loads in composite craft design
2013 (English)In: Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects Part B: International Journal of Small Craft Technology, ISSN 1740-0694, Vol. 154, no Part B2, B87-B93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper addresses the design of composite craft with respect to non-hydromechanic, local loads not explicitly covered in the basic design standards. The primary aim of this paper is to prompt a discussion on these localized assault loads and the associated robustness issue for composite craft. A background and review of craft robustness and resistance to these types of loads is presented to provide a basis for a more nuanced discussion on inherent differences between different material concepts. Through a literature review and interviews with designers and operators different opinions on what is regarded as robust craft and why are identified. Further, a discussion on how progress can be made with respect to designing more efficient craft out of composites, based on the outlining of a possible design approach, is presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 154, no Part B2, B87-B93 p.
Craft design, Design approaches, Design of composites, Design standard, Literature reviews, Local loads, Material concepts, Robustness issues, Materials properties, Nanostructured materials, Naval vessels, Design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-131884DOI: 10.3940/rina.ijsct.2012.b2.137ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879950022OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-131884DiVA: diva2:658134
QC 201506242013-10-212013-10-182015-06-24Bibliographically approved